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Hurricane Gustav

As a Louisianian who has spent a considerable amount of time on the East Coast, I thought I would take this opportunity to give you some tips on how to deal with your little dust-up on the Atlantic. Be advised, my tips are based completely on personal experience.

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Engineering a hurricane-proof roofupdated: Mon Jan 05 2009 10:46:00

The fears that Hurricane Gustav would turn into another human catastrophe on the scale of Katrina in 2005 have mercifully not been realized.

The Three Little Pigs Projectupdated: Mon Jan 05 2009 10:46:00

Early results show the leeward side of the building failing first as shown in this video graphic. Courtesy of University of Western Ontario.

An unusually destructive hurricane season endsupdated: Mon Dec 01 2008 00:42:00

The 2008 Atlantic hurricane season ended Sunday, marking the finish of one of the busiest and costliest hurricane seasons ever.

CNNMoney: Gas prices fall below $1.87updated: Wed Nov 26 2008 12:50:00

Gasoline prices declined for the 70th straight day, falling below the $1.87 per gallon mark, according to a national survey of credit card swipes at gasoline stations.

Fortune: Playing the blame game on oilupdated: Thu Sep 11 2008 13:31:00

Any study that relies on a chart of Google searches for the term "oil speculation" to make the case that futures traders are responsible for yo-yoing crude prices should be greeted with a heavy dose of skepticism.

CNNMoney: Gold slides on oil, strong dollarupdated: Wed Sep 10 2008 07:51:00

The price of gold fell Tuesday amid a broad retreat in commodities led by oil, as the damage caused by Hurricane Gustav appeared less severe than expected.

Time.com: Hurricane Fatigue in New Orleans?updated: Tue Sep 09 2008 17:00:00

After Gustav -- and with Ike still a threat -- residents are starting to wonder whether evacuation fever has gone too far

Time.com: Tex., La. Preparing for Ike's Landfallupdated: Tue Sep 09 2008 10:00:00

The Gulf Coast watched anxiously as Hurricane Ike trudged toward areas still cleaning up after Gustav, with disasters pre-declared in much of eastern Texas

Time.com: Is Global Warming Worsening Hurricanes?updated: Mon Sep 08 2008 21:35:00

As climate change heats the oceans, storms will brew more intensely, a new study says -- but that doesn't mean we can't be prepared

CNNMoney: Post-Gustav, New Orleans reopens for businessupdated: Mon Sep 08 2008 13:37:00

Grocer Marc Robért II went through hell after Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans in 2005. In the last three years, he has managed massive renovations on several of his supermarkets heavily damaged by the Katrina flood, and he fought for and won a $20 million settlement from the insurer that had refused to pay his claims.

Lack of electricity may complicate new evacuationsupdated: Fri Sep 05 2008 16:14:00

The federal government is "working with great urgency" to restore one-third of the households in Louisiana that still have no power days after after Hurricane Gustav, the chief of Homeland Security said Friday.

Gustav wrecks Cubaupdated: Thu Sep 04 2008 15:46:00

Hurricane Gustav caused severe damaged in Cuba leaving thousands without homes or power.

Company says it could take weeks to restore Gulf Coast powerupdated: Thu Sep 04 2008 13:35:00

Three days after Hurricane Gustav came ashore on the Gulf Coast, nearly 829,000 households were still without electricity, power company officials said Thursday, warning that power may be restored slowly in the hardest-hit areas.

CNNMoney: Gas prices: 4 straight days of declinesupdated: Thu Sep 04 2008 07:43:00

Gasoline prices extended their decline for the fourth consecutive day, according to a nationwide survey of gas station credit card swipes, even in the hurricane ravaged states along the Gulf of Mexico.

Bush: Storm response went wellupdated: Wed Sep 03 2008 19:36:00

During a visit to survey damage by Hurricane Gustav, Pres. Bush said the government's response to the storm went well.

Louisiana governor: Speed up power grid repairsupdated: Wed Sep 03 2008 19:36:00

The governor of hurricane-battered Louisiana said Wednesday that the prospect of some areas of the state being without electricity for weeks, as power company officials have warned, is unacceptable.

Rain-soaked rescuers brave Gustav floodsupdated: Wed Sep 03 2008 18:05:00

The words "first responder" get used a lot during disasters like Hurricane Gustav. What's not always communicated is just how wet, difficult and dangerous these jobs can be.

Time.com: Bush: Hurricane Gustav Response 'Excellent'updated: Wed Sep 03 2008 18:00:00

Buffing his administration's reputation for handling hurricanes, President Bush viewed toppled trees and downed power lines in Louisiana on Wednesday and declared that the government's response to Hurricane Gustav was "excellent"

Time.com: Why Disasters Are Getting Worseupdated: Wed Sep 03 2008 15:00:00

Hint: It's not really climate change. There's more destruction because humans have created more stuff to be destroyed

CNNMoney: Protect your home after the stormupdated: Wed Sep 03 2008 13:42:00

Hurricane Gustav evacuees are heading home. Here are some safety tips when returning to a storm-ravaged home.

Time.com: Gustav Evacuees Head Homeupdated: Wed Sep 03 2008 13:00:00

The 2 million evacuees chased away by the threat of Hurricane Gustav tried to make their way home

iReporters give GOP convention mixed reviewsupdated: Wed Sep 03 2008 12:42:00

The Republican National Convention got under way in earnest on Tuesday after a day spent nervously watching the Gulf Coast and Hurricane Gustav.

CNNMoney: Stocks slip at openupdated: Wed Sep 03 2008 09:36:00

Stocks slipped at Wednesday's open as investors eyed lower oil prices and geared up for a slew of economic reports.

CNNMoney: Gas prices slip despite Gustav, Hannaupdated: Wed Sep 03 2008 08:40:00

Gasoline prices continued to fall , according to a nationwide survey of gas station credit card swipes, even after Hurricane Gustav caused the shutdown of more than a dozen Louisiana refineries in the past several days.

Storm hits Kingston, Jamaicaupdated: Tue Sep 02 2008 23:06:00

Tropical Storm Gustav took its toll on Kingston, Jamaica with high waves, heavy rain and killer floodwaters.

Gustav smashes carsupdated: Tue Sep 02 2008 21:32:00

Hurricane Gustav smashed cars and downed power lines in Louisiana.

Louisianans can return to powerless homesupdated: Tue Sep 02 2008 21:32:00

New Orleans residents can begin returning to their homes on Thursday, Mayor Ray Nagin said Tuesday night, but he urged them to be aware of the hardships they will face.

Time.com: Gustav Brings Down Cell, Internet Serviceupdated: Tue Sep 02 2008 15:00:00

Power outages caused by Hurricane Gustav brought down cellular and Internet service in parts of Louisiana, but its impact was much milder than that of Katrina

Time.com: Insurers: Gustav Claims as High as $10Bupdated: Tue Sep 02 2008 12:00:00

Hurricane Gustav may trigger insurance claims as high as $10 billion including damage to oil facilities, according to risk management firms that issued preliminary estimates a day after the storm struck Louisiana

Time.com: Oil Plunges as Gustav Dissipatesupdated: Tue Sep 02 2008 12:00:00

Oil prices plunged Tuesday, falling to within sight of $100 a barrel a day after Hurricane Gustav tore through the Gulf of Mexico but appeared to spare oil and gas installations of massive damage

Time.com: New Orleans: The Ones Who Stayedupdated: Tue Sep 02 2008 11:00:00

A bar owner won't be among the thousands streaming back into the city, which was spared the worst of Gustav

CNNMoney: Stocks jump as oil slumpsupdated: Tue Sep 02 2008 09:37:00

Stocks rallied Tuesday morning as oil prices slumped on indications that Hurricane Gustav caused less damage than expected along the Gulf Coast.

CNNMoney: Gas prices weathering Gustav - so farupdated: Tue Sep 02 2008 09:09:00

In the aftermath of Hurricane Gustav, energy analysts say that the fate of gas prices in coming days could hinge on possible damage to the area's dozens of refineries that turn crude into gasoline.

Family finds shelter, seeks comfortupdated: Tue Sep 02 2008 08:00:00

Sixteen-year-old Tanya Simon is trying to keep spirits up inside the hall that has become home to families fleeing Hurricane Gustav.

Gustav changes but doesn't crash Republicans' partyupdated: Tue Sep 02 2008 06:40:00

Convention-goers pushed politics aside Monday as Hurricane Gustav altered their plans from 1,000 miles away.

GOP convention ceremonyupdated: Tue Sep 02 2008 06:40:00

The Republican National Convention officially opens with the national anthem and invocation.

Time.com: New Orleans Largely Spared by Gustavupdated: Tue Sep 02 2008 01:00:00

Mayor Ray Nagin warned New Orleans evacuees scattered across the country by Hurricane Gustav they may have to wait in shelters and motels a few days longer

Hunkered down iReporter: 'It's a very scary situation'updated: Tue Sep 02 2008 00:19:00

Megan Arseneaux awoke Monday to Hurricane Gustav's extreme winds whipping leaves and other debris across her backyard.

Laura Bush on Gustav: Americans 'are here to do what we can'updated: Mon Sep 01 2008 21:10:00

First lady Laura Bush appealed Monday to the nation to put aside partisan interests and donate generously to charities to help Gulf Coast residents affected by Hurricane Gustav.

'We are all Americans'updated: Mon Sep 01 2008 21:10:00

First Lady Laura Bush says everyone at the GOP convention in St. Paul is thinking of those along the Gulf Coast.

Storm coordination 'better'updated: Mon Sep 01 2008 20:49:00

President Bush says preparations for Hurricane Gustav were 'better' than Katrina during a visit to Texas.

Time.com: Gustav Fades Going Toward New Orleansupdated: Mon Sep 01 2008 19:00:00

Hurricane Gustav slammed into the heart of Louisiana's fishing and oil industry with 110 mph winds Monday, delivering only a glancing blow to New Orleans

Convention security plan going well, police sayupdated: Mon Sep 01 2008 17:12:00

Police Sunday saw little disruption prior to a Republican National Convention greatly scaled back due to Hurricane Gustav.

Grand Isle shutdownupdated: Mon Sep 01 2008 16:28:00

CNN's Ali Velshi reports from Grand Isle, Louisiana, where dozens of oil platforms have been shut down.

Gustav lashes Mississippiupdated: Mon Sep 01 2008 15:54:00

Hurricane Gustav lashes Gulfport, Mississippi, with heavy wind and rain.

Gustav easier on Mississippi than Katrinaupdated: Mon Sep 01 2008 15:54:00

Mississippi's Gulf Coast, which sustained major damage three years ago in Hurricane Katrina, fared better Monday as Hurricane Gustav slipped west, giving Louisiana the brunt of its powerful east side.

Gustav, near landfall, could park over northeast Texasupdated: Mon Sep 01 2008 15:51:00

As Hurricane Gustav neared Louisiana's coast Monday morning, forecasters warned that the storm could stall over Louisiana and northeast Texas for several days, which would "exacerbate the threat of heavy rains and inland flooding."

Levees impactupdated: Mon Sep 01 2008 15:51:00

Bob Anderson of the Army Corps of Engineers has the latest update on whether levees are breached.

Commentary: Will we be ready for the next disaster?updated: Mon Sep 01 2008 15:45:00

For the past week, many have been transfixed by the eerie predictions and essential preparations in advance of Hurricane Gustav.

CNNMoney: Gustav knocks out Gulf oil productionupdated: Mon Sep 01 2008 15:15:00

Hurricane Gustav has shut down nearly all crude oil production and 82% of natural gas production in the Gulf region, according to a Department of Energy report issued Monday.

CNNMoney: Oil drops as Gustav makes impactupdated: Mon Sep 01 2008 15:12:00

Hurricane Gustav slammed into the Gulf coast Monday morning, but oil prices fell as the world market expected that the storm's impact on the energy infrastructure would not be as serious as previously believed.f

CNNMoney: Gas prices rise as Gulf Coast evacuatesupdated: Mon Sep 01 2008 14:23:00

Gas prices continue to rise in states along the Gulf of Mexico as workers on offshore oil rigs abandon ship and residents flee their homes ahead of Hurricane Gustav.

Holdouts stay on as Gustav approachesupdated: Mon Sep 01 2008 10:45:00

Ronald "Jug" Dufrene sent his family away over the weekend, but he is riding out Hurricane Gustav on his shrimp boat docked 20 miles south of New Orleans in Lafitte, Louisiana.

Gustav prompts major changes to RNC agendaupdated: Mon Sep 01 2008 06:13:00

The Republican National Convention will cut back most of its activities Monday because of Hurricane Gustav, Sen. John McCain said Sunday.

Time.com: Oil Rises in Asia Before Gustav updated: Mon Sep 01 2008 03:00:00

Oil prices rose Monday in Asia to above $116 a barrel on expectations Hurricane Gustav will damage drilling and refining operations as it approaches the Louisiana coast.

New Orleans begins evacuationsupdated: Sun Aug 31 2008 23:35:00

CNN's Susan Roesgen reports on evacuations from New Orleans, ahead of Hurricane Gustav.

Time.com: Gustav Sends Networks Scramblingupdated: Sun Aug 31 2008 19:00:00

Television networks rapidly shifted focus and personnel away from the Republican national convention to Gulf Coast communities in the path of Hurricane Gustav on Sunday

Hurricane Gustav churns into Gulfupdated: Sun Aug 31 2008 02:43:00

Hurricane Gustav churned into the Gulf of Mexico on Saturday night, still an "extremely dangerous" Category 4 storm threatening to blast the same region devastated by Hurricane Katrina three years ago.

Surveying the damageupdated: Sun Aug 31 2008 02:43:00

CNN's Morgan Neill gets a firsthand look at the devastation left by Hurricane Gustav.

Behind the Scenes: Fear and pride in New Orleansupdated: Sat Aug 30 2008 21:51:00

On arrival in New Orleans, our sentiments were the same: Is this really possible?

Gustav prompts talk of altering RNC agendaupdated: Sat Aug 30 2008 18:50:00

Officials with the McCain campaign and the Republican National convention are considering changing the event's agenda as Hurricane Gustav bears down on the Gulf Coast.

CNNMoney: Gulf Coast gas prices keep spikingupdated: Sat Aug 30 2008 17:02:00

Gas prices zoomed higher in states along the Gulf of Mexico as workers on offshore oil rigs abandon ship ahead of Hurricane Gustav which became a category 4 storm on Saturday.

Gulf states brace as Gustav loomsupdated: Fri Aug 29 2008 22:57:00

Officials in some Gulf Coast states spent the third anniversary of Hurricane Katrina on Friday gearing up for what could be the biggest threat to the region since Katrina hit in 2005.

New Orleans ready for Gustav?updated: Fri Aug 29 2008 22:57:00

CNN's Sean Callebs takes a look at how New Orleans might respond to another monster hurricane.

CNNMoney: Friday flameout on Wall Streetupdated: Fri Aug 29 2008 17:30:00

Stocks slumped Friday at the end of an upbeat August as Dell's earnings miss, a big drop in personal income and worries about the threat of Hurricane Gustav rattled investors ahead of a long weekend.

CNNMoney: Oil closes lower, despite stormupdated: Fri Aug 29 2008 16:06:00

Despite Hurricane Gustav's threat to infrastructure in the Gulf of Mexico, oil prices fell from an earlier rally Friday as the dollar gained traction against the euro.

CNNMoney: Manage your vacation during hurricane seasonupdated: Fri Aug 29 2008 10:10:00

All eyes are on Tropical Storm Gustav as it heads toward the Gulf. If you're planning on traveling during this hurricane season, here's what you need to know.

Time.com: New Orleans Police Urge Evacuations updated: Fri Aug 29 2008 06:00:00

Police with bullhorns plan to go street to street this weekend with a tough message about getting out ahead of Hurricane Gustav: This time there will be no shelter of last resort

Cuba readies for Gustavupdated: Fri Aug 29 2008 00:00:00

CNN's Morgan Neill reports from Havana, where Cubans are preparing for hurricane Gustav.

CNNMoney: Big rally on Wall Streetupdated: Thu Aug 28 2008 17:57:00

Stocks jumped Thursday, with the Dow and S&P 500 rising for the third straight session thanks to lower oil prices, a surprisingly strong reading on second-quarter economic growth, and a rally in the financial sector.

CNNMoney: Stocks set to rise as GDP surgesupdated: Thu Aug 28 2008 09:23:00

Stock futures pointed to a strong open on Thursday after the government reported that the second-quarter GDP surged to a surprising annual rate of 3.3%.

CNNMoney: Stocks gain on durablesupdated: Wed Aug 27 2008 17:50:00

Stocks rallied Wednesday, with financial services companies among the big gainers, as investors shrugged off higher oil prices and instead focused on a surprisingly strong reading on durable goods orders.

CNNMoney: Dollar mixed on oil, inflationupdated: Wed Aug 27 2008 16:32:00

The dollar traded mixed against foreign currencies Wednesday as investors weighed rising oil prices with the possibility that inflation is coming under control.

CNNMoney: Oil prices jump as Gustav threatensupdated: Wed Aug 27 2008 15:21:00

Oil prices ended the day higher on Wednesday as Tropical Storm Gustav approached the Gulf of Mexico.

Gustav weakens to tropical stormupdated: Wed Aug 27 2008 00:03:00

Hurricane Gustav weakened to a tropical storm as it aimed for Caribbean waters Tuesday evening after crossing onto Haiti's southern peninsula as a Category 1 storm that killed at least one person.

CNNMoney: Oil rises as hurricane threatens Gulfupdated: Tue Aug 26 2008 17:01:00

Oil prices pushed higher Tuesday as Hurricane Gustav threatened the oil infrastructure in the Gulf of Mexico, but gains were tempered by a stronger U.S. dollar.

Time.com: Oil Prices Spike as Hurricane Gustav Nears Gulfupdated: Tue Aug 26 2008 13:00:00

Oil prices swung higher Tuesday as Hurricane Gustav developed south of Haiti, raising concerns that the storm could slam into major oil operations in the Gulf of Mexico

CNNMoney: Investors weigh housing, oilupdated: Tue Aug 26 2008 09:27:00

Stock futures moved into neutral territory Tuesday as investors weighed a record decline in home prices and a rebound in the price of oil.

Tropical Storm Gustav takes aim at Haiti, Dominican Republicupdated: Mon Aug 25 2008 21:06:00

Tropical Storm Gustav continued on its path toward Haiti and the central Caribbean on Monday and threatened to reach hurricane strength before landfall, the National Hurricane Center said.

Time.com: Tropical Storm Forms in Caribbeanupdated: Mon Aug 25 2008 16:00:00

Haitians were told to prepare for evacuations as Tropical Storm Gustav formed quickly in the Caribbean

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